Haitian Creole-English/English-Haitian Creole Dictionary & Phrasebook
Haitian Creole is an official language of Haiti. It is spoken by approximately 12 million people in Haiti and by the population of the Haitian diaspora across the Caribbean, France, and the United States. The language developed around the 18th century during France’s colonial occupation and contains elements of French along with strong influences from Spanish, Arabic, Taíno, Arawak, and English.
This unique two-part resource provides visitors to Haiti with tools for daily interactions. The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes:
· 4,000 dictionary entries with phonetics
· Essential phrases on subjects such as greetings, food & drink, shopping, transportation and much more
· A guide to Haitian Creole grammar and pronunciation
Charmant Theodore is the author of Haitian Creole Practical Dictionary and Haitian Creole Concise Dictionary, both published by Hippocrene Books. He has taught Haitian Creole at the University of Florida, is a Creole judicial interpreter in Florida, and has extensive translation experience. A native of Haiti, Theodore resides in Florida.